20 Best Things To Do In Southwell Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Southwell

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 699 fun things to do in Southwell for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 497 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Southwell day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Southwell with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

  • Farnsfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Get ready for non-stop rides, thrills and waterpark fun, right at the edge of Sherwood forest at Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park! Explore a 30-acre theme...

Outside view of Southwell Minster in Southwell

Southwell Minster

  • Southwell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Southwell Minster with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th century chapter house is one of the under-discovered jewels in the crown of Notting...

Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Nottingham

Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Nottingham

  • Calverton
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Love mini golf? You’ve got to try Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Nottingham! This 18-hole crazy golf will take you and the kids on a wild swashbuckling ad...

A little girl at Go Ape Black Park

Go Ape Sherwood Pines

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Hidden deep in Robin Hood country, Go Ape Sherwood Pines is a high ropes experience for the whole tribe. So, stash your bow and arrows for the day an...

Piglets at Ferry Farm Country Park in Nottingham

Ferry Farm Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Everyone loves baby animals, and at Ferry Farm Park you can get close and cuddly with cute farm favourites! With lots of litters through the year, it...

Aerial view of Kelham Hall and Country Park

Kelham Hall and Country Park

  • Kelham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Kelham Hall and Country Park is a fantastic day out for all the family. Come and discover Nottinghamshire's hidden gem, explore the fascinating hall,...

Sheep racing at White Post Farm Centre in Farnsfield

White Post Farm Centre

  • Farnsfield
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

From cute chicks to sheep racing there’s lots for animal lovers to enjoy at the White Post Farm Centre, Entertaining families for twenty years, this...

Riverside Park Newark

  • Newark
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Riverside Park is the local community venue for a wide range of regular family oriented events, from music concerts to food fairs, funfairs to duck r...

Map and booklet for The Newark Treasure Trail

The Newark Treasure Trail

  • Newark
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There's great fun to be had for the whole family on the Newark self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Can you and the kids seek out all the...

Outside view of Arty Pots in Newark

Arty Pots

  • Newark
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Arty Pots Arty Pots is a pottery painting studio where children and adults alike are welcome to come in and create their own designs onto pieces of p...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Newark

  • Newark
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Always looking for ways to please the whole gang? Look no further than a trip to the pictures, where huge blockbusters or animated adventures are you...

Kids in costumes at National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

  • Newark
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take the whole family on a trip to the 17th Century; the National Civil War Centre will send you right back in time with loads of interactive exhibit...

People horse riding at Sherwood Riding School in Kneesall

Sherwood Riding School

  • Kneesall
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Sherwood Riding School Horse Riding Fun for Kids Horse riding lessons at Sherwood Riding school are great activities for kids. It's a Nottinghamshire...

Small tractors at Floralands Farm Park in Nottingham

Floralands Farm Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Being down on the farm is all about enjoying animals, outdoor space and nature, which is exactly what you get at Floralands Farm Park. Visit donkeys,...

Outside view of Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottingham

Papplewick Pumping Station

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Papplewick Pumping Station is one of the best preserved water Pumping Stations in the British Isles and is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument....

Man walking dog at Rufford Abbey Country Park in New Ollerton

Rufford Abbey Country Park

  • New Ollerton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Rufford Abbey Country Park has 150 acres of beautiful country park to explore and enjoy. Visitors love spotting swans, ducks and those typically chee...

Aircrafts at Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum

  • Newark
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Discover the secrets of Newark Air Museum on the former World War II airfield of Winthorpe. It’s a little slice of a huge chapter in history. Take a...

Aerial view of circuit at Amen Corner Karting at Newark

Amen Corner Karting

  • Newark
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The 300m junior track was opened in 1990 and was laid out to provide an easy fun course for novice drivers. It is all tarmac, originally 7.0m wide, w...

Families playing laser tag at Laser Days in Nottingham

Laser Days

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

It’s time to be tactical, feel active and get running! Laser Days is a combat experience bringing the drama to family days out.   Tucked away in the...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Sherwood Pines Forest Park

  • Mansfield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Take the kids on an outdoor adventure at Sherwood Pines Forest Park and find out what hides deep in the heart of the legendary Sherwood Forest. Follo...

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